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ARM believes that the power of mobile devices will surpass game consoles in 2017

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Mobile devices are the uprising technology of our age. Based on a new study, ARM forecasts that the graphic performance of mobile devices will surpass that of game consoles in 2017. A bold prediction, but it could actually be true.

Just take a look at the smartphone market for example. Look at how far these devices have come just in the last three years alone. The pace in which mobile devices are growing in terms of performance is quite remarkable. In fact it’s so remarkable, even relatively new gaming consoles like the PS4 and Xbox One haven’t seen the same growth.

ARM is a technology company that designs chip architecture for mobile devices. Those at ARM strongly believe that because the demand for mobile devices is so high in this day in age, it’s pushing manufacturers like Nvidia, Samsung, and Texas Instruments to innovate at a rapid pace. This surge is unlike anything else experienced in the market today. And if it keeps up, 2017 could be the year that mobile devices offer better graphic performance than our modern-day gaming consoles and computers. ARM believes that this could potentially lead to the outbreak of virtual reality, which may just be the next big thing in gaming. We’ll find out soon enough.

Source: VentureBeat


About the Author: Doug Demagistris

Doug was raised in New York and currently attends Muhlenberg College where he is majoring in Accounting. He has been a die-hard Google and Android enthusiast ever since he purchased the Samsung Galaxy Vibrant. Doug strongly prefers Android over competitors for its customization, flat Material Design and exceptional integration with Google Services. Currently, Doug switches between the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Nexus 5X, and travels with a Nexus 9. In addition, Doug wears an Android Wear smartwatch and has other gadgets such as a Nexus Player and Cardboard viewer. Aside from writing with Talk Android, Doug enjoys testing new applications, designing concepts and studying Android application development all while attempting to keep up with the rapid world of technology. He’s hopeful that his high productivity will make lives easier and more meaningful. Doug’s dream is to attend Google I/O.